1616 / S&B “Colour Porcelain” Design: Scholten & Baijings
This 1616 / S&B “Colour Porcelain” series is a new interpretation of Japanese traditional colours, offered by two Dutch designers, Scholten & Baijings. Teruhiro Yanagihara, the creative director of 1616 / Arita Japan, has created the 1616 series exploring the new horizon of pottery and ceramics. He pursued the “standard” in design, which fits with a lot of different life styles and food/drink cultures. Scholten & Baijings did a thorough research and analysis of Arita-yaki ceramics, and had come to realise these variants which complement Yanagihara’s practical and modern design, while maintaining Arita-yaki’s traditional colour palette.
About Scholten & Baijings:
Established by Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings in 2000, they have been creating minimal and well calculated colour combinations integrating with traditional craft techniques. They are known for having the Zuiderzee Museum, Audax Textile Museum, RoyalVKB, Established & Sons, HAY, Thomas Eyck, Pastoe and more as their clients.
They have received their second Dutch Design Award, a Wallpaper Design Award and the ELLE Decoration International Design Award for Young Designer Talent 2011.
More information about them >> http://www.scholtenbaijings.com
Modern, minimal design by Teruhiro Yanagihara
Hand-made in Arita, southern Japan
Crafted using traditional Arita-yaki, artisan pottery techniques
Aesthetically pleasing with a soft, warm touch
Suitable for microwave and dishwasher
ø72 x H85mm, weight: 139g
Hand-made in Japan
Truly a sheer pleasure to drink my coffee out of it, which in all honesty left me somewhat astonished as the article in questioned seemingly has a design with tea in mind! Nevertheless, I am satisfied. Thank you.
1616/Arita SB Mug Blue / Pink / Brown / Yellow
The colours aren't vibrant as in the photos (or compared to ones I've seen at Shop/Shop in Amsterdam), but not sure if that's because of an intellectual property issue or if these are knock-offs. The porcelain does feel nice, but I've already got cracks in the glaze after a month, and I only hand-wash it.